Mulberry School

Independent, parent-cooperative school for children ages 2 to 3rd grade.
Nurturing the innate love of learning since 1971.

Mulberry School
1101 Douglas
Normal, IL 61761

Call: (309) 862-0510
Fax: (309) 862-0582

It’s been the best decision we’ve made regarding our children.
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Welcome to Mulberry School

Welcome to Mulberry School The Mulberry School is an independent, private, non-profit school that provides children with the opportunity to learn in an environment that values curiosity and natural development. We work to "nurture the innate love of learning" by teaching children how, as opposed to what, to learn.

Serving the Bloomington-Normal community since 1971, Mulberry School is a cooperative institution where parents have the opportunity to participate in nearly every aspect of the school. It is this support and input that allows us to provide a unique learning experience for our students.

2014-15 CLASSES

Two for Two's
Preschool (3, 4, 5 year olds)
Multi-Age (1st, 2nd, 3rd grades)

Please view our Enrollment page for complete class listings.


  • We are gearing up for the annual Book Fair the week of September 15-19. Family Literacy Night will be held on Wednesday, September 17. Details to follow!
  • Smile! School Picture Day will be held on Wednesday, October 1.

What is 4K?

August 29, 2014

Our full day 4K program at Mulberry School focuses on academic and social emotional skills to prepare the whole child for Kindergarten. We align our curriculum with the early learning and developmental standards to ensure each child is exposed to age-appropriate activities.

Curriculum areas include literacy, story writing, math using manipulatives, and science through exploration in a play-based environment. Small class sizes at Mulberry School ensure that each child is challenged as his/her own level.

In this play-based learning environment, a Mulberry School student will gain independence, leadership, confidence, and social skills. We believe in educating the whole child in the 4K program by focusing on Kindergarten readiness skills.

Mulberry School Seeking Administrative Assistant

Mulberry School is hiring an Administrative Assistant for the 2014-15 school year.

For more information and to apply, please visit our Job Openings page.

Mulberry School Welcomes New Academic Director

August 8, 2014

carolPlease join us in welcoming our new Academic Director, Carol Weisheit!

Carol brings a wealth of experience, expertise, and passion for teaching young children. She most recently served as the acting director of the ISU Childcare Center. Carol is the president-elect of the Illinois-chapter of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), and a highly-regarded practitioner in the early childhood field in Illinois and beyond.

Here is the Pantagraph article published regarding our new Academic Director and enrollment for the upcoming school year. For a complete list of Mulberry’s staff, please visit our Teachers and Staff page.

The Mulberry community is thrilled to welcome Carol to Mulberry School!

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